A family of simple benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid hydrogels

Richard C T Howe, Adam P Smalley, Alexander P M Guttenplan, Matthew W R Doggett, Mark D Eddleston, Jin Chong Tan, Gareth O Lloyd

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Abstract

We present the characterisation of a hydrogel forming family of benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid derivatives. The simple, easy to synthesise compounds presented here exhibit consistent gel formation at low concentrations through the use of a pH trigger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4268-4270
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • MOLECULAR-WEIGHT HYDROGELATORS
  • FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
  • SUPRAMOLECULAR GELS
  • ORGANOGELS
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • GELATION
  • NETWORKS
  • DELIVERY
  • CRYSTAL
  • DESIGN

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